Sophia Institute Press
4 volume set, 182 – 221 pages each volume
Treasury of Catholic Meditations
Without regular reminders of God and a steady routine of prayer and meditation, your inner life shrivels up, your prayers grow listless, sacramental grace becomes inaccessible, and even the Mass feels fruitless.
Daily meditation is a proven remedy for dangerous spiritual lethargy. That’s why we’ve compiled this four-volume set to help you manage your spiritual readings and to achieve the glorious aim of all prayer: union with God!
Written by some of the Church’s greatest theologians, these meditations will teach you to be ever attentive to the presence of God in you, to remember that He wants you to be a saint, and that He stands ever ready to help you attain that lofty goal.
Follow these prayers and you’ll soon find yourself reaping the rich spiritual harvest that regular meditation brings — a stronger will, an even greater love of God, and a divine peace and joy that no person or circumstance will take from you.
Meditations for Advent will keep you prayerful amidst the worst distractions of the holiday season. Here 17th Century French Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet will daily draw you closer to Jesus. On Christmas Day, you’ll find yourself stepping lightly into church, ready and eager to adore the newborn King.
Meditations for Lent features fifty brief but remarkably powerful meditations by Bishop Bossuet that lift you to God and help you enter into the spirit of mortification called for by the Church during the Season of Lent.
Meditations Before Mass is a Catholic classic by Msgr. Romano Guardini and offers practical, straightforward advice that will help you overcome distractions and restlessness during Mass, and thus opening to you the incomparable swell of graces that Our Lord is ever impatient to give you through the Eucharist.
Everyday Meditations will help you discern God’s voice daily, rest in it, and respond to it according to each day’s opportunities and needs. These are St. John Henry Newman’s most moving Christian meditations, each guaranteed to enkindle in your soul the very same love they enkindled in his. As they nurtured Newman’s daily acts of conversion and finally made him worthy of the title “Saint,” so will they call you to daily acts of conversion and finally lead you, as they led Newman, “to bow down in awe before the depths of God’s love.”
“Everyday Meditations is the kind of book that, if taken to heart, draws us into the arms of God.” — Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
“Everyday Meditations will change your life-helping you to grow in faith, hope and love.” — James D. Conley, S.T.L., Bishop of Lincoln
“These meditations will help you “enter by the narrow door,” just as Jesus urges us.” — Fr. Paul Check, Director of The Courage Apostolate
“Bossuet is a hidden treasure of profound spiritual insight, and his meditations will transform your Lenten experience.” — Dan Burke, Executive Director of The National Catholic Register
“I encourage you to prayerfully read these reflections to help you participate more fruitfully in the Mass, the ‘source and summit of the whole Christian life.’ ” — Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop of Denver